Northeast SARE Associate Director

  • University of Vermont
  • Vermont, USA
  • Aug 20, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description

Northeast SARE Associate Director

Staff Salary:Expt Prof/Non-Fac

Advertising/Posting Title Northeast SARE Associate Director
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary

Oversee daily operations of USDA/NIFA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which funds applied research in twelve Northeast states and the District of Columbia. Manage the Northeast regional SARE office, so as to fulfill the University of Vermont’s obligations as a host institution for the SARE program. Collaborate with the Director to recruit and coordinate the SARE Administrative Council and Technical Committee, establish grant proposal review teams and special purpose committees, oversee administration of funded grant projects, ensure compliance with funding requirements and completion of grant objectives, conduct education and publicity activities to increase awareness of SARE grant opportunities, and train grant applicants in the specific requirements of the SARE program.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Master’s degree in an agricultural science field and three to five years of related experience in a relevant agricultural position. Knowledge of agricultural production, marketing, scientific methods, terminology, applied research including statistics. Experience working with farmers through a business, consulting, extension, or research capacity. Demonstrated ability to supervise people effectively. Exemplary written and oral communication skills. Ability to engage diverse audiences.

Desirable Qualifications  
Other Information

6 month probationary period is required.
Deadline for Applications: 09/15/19
The position is available on or about January 2, 2020.
Office is located on Kennedy Drive in South Burlington, Vermont.
Required Supporting Documentation – please upload as a single pdf file.
1. Cover letter. Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail. Describe your interest in the position, your relevant qualifications and experience. Provide an overview of your perspective on agricultural sustainability and on the SARE program. Two pages maximum.
2. Statement of administrative approach for effective grant-making. Describe your understanding of the components of an effective grants program and how you would work to engage various stakeholder to assure the Northeast SARE program is successful. One-page maximum. 
3. Description of your experience with grants. Describe the type of grants you have applied for, grants you have received and managed, grant programs you have served as a reviewer for, and your experience with grant management systems. Describe any direct involvement you have had with SARE grants. One-page maximum.
4. Description of your supervisory approach. Explain your approach to supervising people, specifically with regard to how you would work with and support the success of SARE staff at UVM. Describe your previous experiences as a supervisor. One-page maximum. 
5. Letters of support for your application. A total of three letters may be submitted. Due to conflicts of interest, letters are not permitted from Northeast SARE staff, state coordinators and Administrative Council members.

Special Conditions  
FLSA Exempt
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 62000.00
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 117800.00
Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band
Staff Union Code NU
Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 07/11/2019
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)  
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Information


Position Title Outreach Manager
Posting Number S2159PO
Department Ext - SARE/50056
Position Number 015104
Employee FTE 1.00
Employee Term 12

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents